HI everyone. So I got caught by the stealth lockdown of Tonelib GFX. I'm a bit upset about the way the latest update means that I have to come up with $40 within a month. I've been using version 3.9.4 for a while now, and I was really happy with it. If you had asked me for a donation, I would have been happy to give you one. Even buy a license, if you'd asked me first. I got an update notification in the application, and it didn't take me to a webpage saying "BTW, this update will lock you out if you don't pay me" It was a direct download. Nothing about crippleware in the update notes. Just out of nowhere, I restart the program after updating and BOOM!! Cough up or Else. I totally get that the developers deserve to be paid. If I was asked, I would be happy to contribute by donation, or even by a license fee. But to include it in an update with no warning, and no way to revert to the previous version because you've taken the old file down, I think that's really unfair and a terrible way to go about it. I feel like you've just told us all that you don't care at all about the users, whether some of them are even able to afford the pay the fee you've demanded, you've just lured us into incorporating your software into our gear and then locked the door and extorted us. I'm not disputing the price you've put on it even. I think that's a very reasonable price, for people who can afford it. I just wish you had given us some proper warning, and the option of staying on the previous version without the update that you've put the extra work into. I personally will struggle work out some way of buying a license, but honestly, I will likely end up going back to guitarix because my income is limited, and because I don't really want to give you anything right now. But I love your work, and I'm just disappointed by how you've gone about this. So yeah. I think that was a really nasty and awful way to go about asking the community to support you financially. Thanks for reading. I really wish I had kept the 3.9.4 file now.